Ample Hills Creamery Sneak Peek Concert

I took this photo of Nico a few days after his 1st brithday. He had just tasted ice cream for the first time (a scoop of strawberry from Blue Marble), and as you can see, it was love at first bite. It was a moment I'll remember forever. I'm a little embarrassed to admit he was wearing a washable bib, something I somehow remembered to bring along on outings back then. Wow, those days are so over. Bibs are overrated anyway.

On Wednesday night, I'm taking my little ice cream lover to a fundraiser for Ample Hills Creamery, a new ice cream shop that's coming to Prospect Heights. I'm covering it for a freelance assignment, and even though I'll still be observing Lent, it looks like I might need to break some rules in the name of research.

If you haven't heard about Ample Hills, it sounds pretty cool. They'll be pasteurizing their own mixes which the Village Voice said is the ice cream equivalent to the bean to bar approach at Mast Brothers. Some of their 24 flavors will include stout 'n' pretzels, salted crack caramel and maple bacon and their shop will have space for birthday parties. The birthday boy or girl will get to design their own flavor and guests will take turns riding a stationary bike that powers a hand-crank ice cream maker. Ice creams cakes will be available as well.

If you live in Brooklyn, like to support local businesses and enjoy eating ice cream, you should come to their sneak peek concert too.

Ample Hills Creamery
623 Vanderbilt (at St. Mark's)
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn


Anonymous said...

Can Granny Peej come too?

Lia said...

Yes, if you pay $20!

DC said...

Hi Lia,

I wish I didn't live soooo faaarrr away! I would like to have tagged along. My bus ticket won't stretch to Brooklyn unfortunately. However, what a lovely picture of Nico, all ice cream chops! Lovely.
We occasionally have bibs but Mango Pie pulls them off so I have resorted placing bandana style muslin squares over him all day and that kind of catches the crumbs.
Oh and well done for observing Lent. I wouldn't even make it through the first day! haha
Good luck with your assignment

Lia said...

DC, I use bibs when we're at home, but I have so much else to bring on outings that I never remember to bring any with me. Now that Leo's a little older and self-feeding, I'm all about the plastic Baby Bjorn ones that trap food that falls. They're the best and easy to clean. Less laundry too!


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